Though it doesn’t have a script, or even any reported plot at all, “Iron Man 3” does have a release date, May 13, 2013. According to “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau, the film will not only be a sequel to “Iron Man 2”, but it will also fit into the larger collage of the Marvel universe, as the action will also follow the stories of “The Avengers”, “Hulk”, “Captain America”, and “Thor”.
The “Cowboys and Aliens” director told MTV,
“I don’t know a lot about ‘Thor.’ I’ve talked to [director] Kenneth Branah. I’ve met the cast members. I had a conversation with Joss Whedon [who is directing “The Avengers”] in passing, giving him my two cents about the film.”
“In theory, ‘Iron Man 3’ is going to be a sequel or continuation of ‘Thor,’ ‘Hulk,’ ‘Captain America’ and ‘Avengers.’ This whole world… I have no idea what it is. I don’t think they do either, from conversations I’ve had with those guys.”
Favreau hasn’t seen a script for “The Avengers”, and stated that it is difficult to guess exactly how a movie will turn out because large-scale changes can occur at any stage of the game. That’ll make it difficult to plan “Iron Man 3”.
“The script is one thing, but when you actually see what you land on at the editing room—especially with Marvel where they film, cut, film some more and shape the film.”
So basically it sounds like he’s waiting to see how the surrounding films in the Marvel universe shake out before he can really figure out how “Iron Man 3” come together. Anyway, he’s got other things to worry about, like finishing “Cowboys Vs. Aliens”, which looks great. From the way he talks, it sounds like he’ll be back for the third installment, but he had some disagreements with the studio on “Iron Man 2”, so who knows. It’s still early.
You can watch the entire interview below.